The world-famous choreographer returns to Plovdiv on 9, 10, 11 & 12 October with one of the biggest productions in dance history – TRANSVERSE ORIENTATION.
Following the worldwide success of THE GREAT TAMER Dimitris Papaioannou, the star of the international dance scene, is creating his largest performance to date. For the first time in our recent history, a Bulgarian cultural organization supports a world-class artist in the field of contemporary performing arts. ONE DANCE WEEK is among the prestigious list of co-producers of a large-scale project. These include the Onassis Foundation in Athens, the legendary Sadler’s Wells Theater in London, the Théâtre de la Ville in Paris, the Biennale of Dance in Lyon, the Naples Festival, the Grec Festival in Barcelona, the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, Torinodanza and others.
The Bulgarian audience will be among the first in the world to have the opportunity to see the new work of one of the most successful and significant artists in the field of contemporary dance.
A production of Onassis STEGI.
The presentation of TRANSVERSE ORIENTATION during ONE DANCE WEEK, and the realization of the FOCUS GREECE is made possible with the support of Onassis STEGI, Athens.
Transverse Orientation (2021)
Conceived – Visualized + Directed by Dimitris Papaioannou
With Damiano Ottavio Bigi, Šuka Horn, Jan Möllmer, Breanna O’Mara, Tina Papanikolaou, Łukasz Przytarski, Christos Strinopoulos, Michalis Theophanous
Music : Antonio Vivaldi
Set Design : Tina Tzoka & Loukas Bakas
Sound Composition + Design : Coti K.
Costume Design : Aggelos Mendis
Collaborative Lighting Designer : Stephanos Droussiotis
Music Supervisor : Stephanos Droussiotis
Sculptures + Special Constructions – Props : Nectarios Dionysatos
Mechanical Inventions : Dimitris Korres
Creative – Executive Producer + Assistant Director : Tina Papanikolaou
Assistant Directors + Rehearsal Directors : Pavlina Andriopoulou & Drossos Skotis
Assistant to the Set Designers : Tzela Christopoulou
Assistant to the Sound Composer : Martha Kapazoglou
Assistant to the Costume Designer : Aella Tsilikopoulou
Special Constructions – Props Assistant : Eva Tsambasi
Photography + Cinematography : Julian Mommert
Technical Director : Manolis Vitsaxakis
Assistant to the Technical Director Marios Karaolis
Stage Manager – Sound Engineer + Props Constructions : David Blouin
Props Master : Tzela Christopoulou
Lighting Programmer : Stephanos Droussiotis
Costumes Construction : Litsa Moumouri, Efi Karantasiou, Islam Kazi
Stage Technicians : Kostas Kakoulidis, Evgenios Anastopoulos, Panos Koutsoumanis
Lighting Constructions : Miltos Athanasiou
Silicone Baby made by : Joanna Bobrzynska-Gomes
Props Team : Natalia Fragkathoula, Marilena Kalaitzantonaki, Timothy Laskaratos, Anastasis Meletis, Antonis Vassilakis
Executive Production : 2WORKS in collaboration with POLYPLANITY Productions
Executive Production Associate : Vicky Strataki
Executive Production Assistant : Kali Kavvatha
Props Production Manager : Pavlina Andriopoulou
International Relations + Communications Manager : Julian Mommert
A production of : ONASSIS STEGI
To be first performed at ONASSIS STEGI (2021)
Co-Produced by : Festival d’Avignon, Biennale de la danse de Lyon 2021, Dance Umbrella / Sadler’s Wells Theatre, Fondazione Campania dei Festival – Napoli Teatro Festival Italia, Grec Festival de Barcelona, Holland Festival – Amsterdam, Luminato (Toronto) / TO Live, New Vision Arts Festival (Hong Kong), Ruhrfestspiele Recklinghausen, Saitama Arts Theatre / ROHM Theatre Kyoto, Stanford Live / Stanford University, Teatro Municipal do Porto, Théâtre de la Ville – Paris / Théatre du Châtelet, UCLA’s Center for the Art of Performance
With the support of : Festival Aperto (Reggio Emilia), Festival de Otoño de la Comunidad de Madrid, HELLERAU – European Centre for the Arts, National Arts Centre (Ottawa), New Baltic Dance Festival, ONE DANCE WEEK Festival, P.P. Culture Enterprises Ltd, TANEC PRAHA International Dance Festival, Teatro della Pergola – Firenze, Torinodanza Festival / Teatro Stabile di Torino – Teatro Nazionale
Funded by the : Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports
Dimitris Papaioannou’s work is supported by MEGARON – THE ATHENS CONCERT HALL
ONE DANCE WEEK 2021 is organised with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Bulgaria and is part of the Legacy Program of Plovdiv – European Capital of Culture 2019.
TRANSVERSE ORIENTATION is presented with the support of ONASSIS STEGI.
Photographs by Julian Mommert: